There’s nothing more exciting than traveling, right? While it’s super easy to document your travels through the photos that you take and the videos that you put on Instagram, sometimes getting memories down on paper is one of the best ways to remember them. Not only can you make a travel journal for yourself, but later on in life, you can pass it down a generation so that they can see what tricks and shenanigans you got up to while exploring what this world has to offer. If you’ve always wanted to join the travel journal club, now might be the perfect time to start a travel journal.
There’s more time than ever
Let’s be honest; most of us have got some time on our hands at the moment. With the whole world in lockdown and countries closing their borders, many of us aren’t working and aren’t even thinking about when our next vacation may be. So, instead of spending your days watching television or scrolling through your phone, why don’t you start your travel journal? There’s a high chance that you will not have this much free time for a while, so make the most of it while you can.
It will connect you to your loved ones
If you are isolating and distancing yourself away from your loved ones, starting your travel journal could be one of the best ways to connect you to them. While it’s easy to call them up and send them a text, writing down the adventures that you shared with your friends, parents, siblings, or other family members will put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. If you can’t remember certain details, you can always ask them for advice as well.
It may be a source of inspiration
While it’s fair to say that most people won’t be traveling for fun for a while, that doesn’t mean that we can’t start thinking about the future. Writing a travel journal can give you some serious inspiration as to where you may want to go, what countries you may want to see, and what kind of trip you want to plan. You may find that you even want to go back to the same place you’re writing about in your journal, just because you believe there’s so much more to explore.
It’s great for your mental health
If you’re struggling with your mental health during this lockdown period, sitting around and watching television is not going to make you feel any better. Doing nothing allows you the chance to focus more on your anxious thoughts and what’s bothering you, which is why it’s important to focus your mind on something that makes you happy – like traveling. Creating your travel journal from scratch can be a serious benefit to your mental health, and keep you sane during the lockdown process.
So, what are you waiting for? Now is the best time to start writing your travel journal.